Kinderhook Reformed Church

Route 9 & Church Street, Kinderhook, NY

Worship Service for July 21, 2013, Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

    You are invited to sign our Guest Book at the church entrance and to fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate.  We would like to get to know you better, and all are invited to enjoy fellowship and refreshments at the Lemonade Stand hosted by Dawn Tuttle on the front lawn following Worship today.

Ushers:  Jim Baker, Bob Dreier, Ben Hart, John Schubert

Greeter(s):  Sug Hawver

Preschool Nursery facility is available downstairs.

CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

  Prelude                

  Announcements  and God's Greeting

  Call to Worship  (Responsive) Psalm 100

Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing.

Know that the Lord, He is God;
it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting,
and His truth endures to all generations.

  Invocation

Mighty God, by Your power You created us,

and by Your goodness You  call us to be Your people.  

            Accept our offering of worship that all may enter Your courts, praising You in song.

*Hymn of Praise #52                                               I Sing the Mighty Power of God
  Prayer for Illumination                                                         Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus

  Scripture Lesson                                                                     Matthew 6:24-34  (p. 685)

  Message                                    "What Is the Opposite of Running Pagans?"

  Prayer of Blessing

  Testimony

  Profession of Our Faith

  Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings                       

  Offertory solo, Deborah Spaulding                                                       Lamb of God

*Doxology, #809, and Prayer of Blessing

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him all creatures here below;

praise him above, ye heavenly host: praise Father, Son, & Holy Ghost.  Amen.

  Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer

*Closing Hymn #517                                                                               The Solid Rock

*Benediction and Blessing

*Response Hymn  (Insert)                                               We Receive Your Blessing

  Postlude        

* Coins for Compassion Boxes

may be placed in the offering plate on any Sunday. *

      "THE OLDE DUTCH AND SUCH" CRAFTS GROUP meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in the main floor classroom opposite the church office. We are creating new plans and new items for the 2013 KRC Bazaar, and OUR GROUP IS NOW LOOKING FOR OLD TEACUPS WITH SAUCERS, AND FOR SMALL DECORATIVE MASON JARS (lids not needed) TO USE IN MAKING SOY CANDLES.
     We are still very much in need of new members and new ideas.  Last year’s preparation workshops were full of fun, laughter, and good fellowship, and the bazaar was a huge success.  We warmly welcome you to join us in our efforts to make this year’s even better!

The proceeds ($810) from KRC’s recent pancake breakfast have been forwarded to Camp Pinnacle, making it possible for three of our Angel Tree children, Melquan, Myaijah, and Maniyah, to attend camp there this coming week.  Please pray that these young people will come to know Jesus Christ during their camp experience, and that it will make a lasting difference in their lives.

~MINI-MARKET AND CHICKEN BARBECUE AUGUST 10~
 

Cleaning out your attic or storage unit? Had a garage sale and now have items not sold? Should have had a sale but did not? The Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill will be holding its Annual Mini-Market and Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, August 10. If you would like to donate items for the Mini-Market, call 732-7500 or 732-7976 to arrange for the drop off of items.

 KRC’s share of support is $5,788 this year for services and resources to be provided for us by the Reformed Church in America at the local, regional, and national levels. EACH MEMBER’S SHARE OF THIS YEAR’S CLASSIS ASSESSMENT HAS BEEN SET AT $85.12.  All who are able to do so are encouraged to offer, over and above regular giving, their share of this support.  The full share does not have to be given at one time, but may be given in as many increments as are convenient. All contributions made for this purpose should be clearly designated, “Classis Assessment.”

If you are willing to reserve Saturday, October 5, 2013 on your calendar for participating in the ministry of packaging 10,000 meals for the Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Program at Ghent Reformed Church, please sign on the sheet provided on the back table. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a short time of devotions, followed by a brief gathering to learn about world hunger and the true blessings we have in our small community. Lunch is at noon, and the meal packaging process, which should take only about an hour and a half, will begin at 1:00 pm.

 HAPPY JULY BIRTHDAY
Jeff Barmen (2nd), Sally Heimroth (3rd), Virginia Rothermel (3rd), Patrice Lyons (5th), Jay Rippel, (6th), Will Ferguson (7th), Mid Glass (8th), Haley Hickman (12th,) Dick Van Alstyne (13th), Ted Tuttle (18th), Edward Arnold (26th), Glenn Warren (26th), Carien Zietsman (28th), Patti Varga (30th)

Many KRC family and friends have, in the past, provided cut flowers for the pulpit in celebration of an anniversary or birthday, in honor of a special day or event, and in loving memory of family and friends who have passed away.  During the summer months, those of you who are gardeners are invited to arrange and display your own garden flowers on a Sunday of your choice.  If you are interested in providing flowers for a particular Sunday, please contact Dawn, 758-7564.

The KRC Cemetery Committee is pleased to announce the opening of Kinderhook Cemetery’s COLUMBARIUM, a portion of the cemetery specifically designed for cremation burials.  If you would like more information, please speak to Greg Clause, cemetery supervisor, or Jim Dunham, Cemetery Committee chairperson.

SEA TO SEA - BIKE RIDE TO END  POVERTY
 Rev. Joanna Tipple, former pastor at the Livingston Memorial Church in Linlithgo, is participating in a 3900 mile, 9-week bicycle ride which began June 21 in Los Angeles, and will end in New York City. Hosted by the Reformed Church in America, Partners Worldwide, and the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee/World Renew - an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America - the ride endeavors  to raise awareness of poverty and respond to the need.  Joanna will commit to raising $5,000, and is appealing to friends and relatives for pledges and prayers.  You can donate to help her reach her personal goal at http://www.seatosea.kintera.org  Additional information about Sea-to-Sea may be found on the back table.

MANY THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO THE KRC FAMILY FOR THEIR GENEROSITY IN SUPPORT OF THE VALATIE FOOD PANTRY.  Foods that are always popular and needed are evaporated milk; coffee; sugar; boxed cereals; pancake mix; syrup; jelly; canned meats, fruits, and vegetables; spaghetti sauce; pasta; mac & cheese; dinner helpers; apple sauce; juice; cake & brownie mixes. Donations may be placed in the collection containers available in the front and side entryways of the church

REMEMBER TO THANK & PRAISE GOD FOR

Pastor Rudy Visser, a Spirit-filled minister and leader of vision. 
all who serve KRC Ministries by meeting regularly, setting goals, preparing recommendations, and working together to complete projects and responsibilities.
Jim and Bonnie Dunham, whose daily ministries touch so many lives with the love and grace of God.
Carly Rippel, who has heard her own voice for the first time in 6 months.
Donna Scalera's recent tests showing that her cancer has not returned.
the happy news that Sue Patterson’s radiation treatments are over, and that she is back to full health and feeling fine.
the good report that Glenn Warren’s brother, John, is doing well following surgery and treatment for prostate cancer.
the good news that Joan Van Alstyne’s skin biopsies returned negative.
Joan Clause's continued improvement following hip-replacement surgery.  We thank you and God bless you for all of your prayers. Please continue to pray for Joan’s speedy and complete recovery without complications.
His blessings of family, friends, and all the provisions for our basic life needs.
the wonderful ways God shows his love to us, especially during difficult times.
those men and women who have served or are now serving our country, & those who have sacrificed their well-being and lives for the peace & liberties we enjoy

REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR

KRC’s 2013 Consistory members; KRC’s administrative ministries, their chairpersons, and supporting members.
those who do not know Christ, or who are struggling in their faith;
KRC programs & projects and those planning & administering them: adult and children’s Sunday School; KRC’s youth; VBS; small group ministries; adult Bible studies; Community Prayer Group; outreach programs
our state and national leaders, that God will grant them the leadership skills, wisdom, and the personal protection needed to govern effectively and safely.
The country of South Africa as it faces the failing health of Nelson Mandela.
our missionaries: Dave and Char Alexander; Perry Jones and Capital City Rescue Mission, Alex and Fran Knauss, Maureen Menard, Dick and Carolyn Otterness, Brian and Bea Post, Seth and Melissa Rogati, Betty Ann Stedwell. 
our children sponsored through Compassion or other agencies..
our military men & women, that they may know God’s presence and protection.
families and friends of our military troops and victims of warfare, terrorism,  misunderstanding, and  violence worldwide,  that they may be blessed with God’s peace and the reassuring knowledge that he is in control.
those, especially children, suffering the abuses of violence; exploitation; neglect; family hostility. 
families and friends grieving the loss of loved ones, especially: family and friends grieving the death of Joel Alan; Natalie and children grieving the loss of husband and father;  the Hoyt Family, especially Lonnie Jr. and Nicole, following the death of Lonnie III on Father’s Day.
Jeannie Dunbar, recovering from a recent back injury.
Liz Carroll dealing with health concerns.
Joe McCormick, 24, in Albany Med due to a severe case of Lyme disease.  Joe is responding to treatment, and is no longer in need of a pacemaker.
those battling or recovering from cancer, especially Mary Ann; Tom Kennedy; Jane Deane’s sister-in-law; Charlie Roppolo; Barbette Leclair; Paul Varga’s friend; John Warren; Patti and Diane; Uncle Tony; Jack; Guinda (LaHaie) Derrico; Jill Shpur; Rosanne; Connie; Helen Drumm; Sal Alessi; Tom Saulpaugh; Donna Scalera.
those awaiting test results or surgery; recovering from surgery, injury, or illness; chronically ill; or in hospice care:  John Bosquet-Morra; Mary Ann Holmes; Craig Johnson; Joan Clause; Haley Hickman’s grandfather; Kevin; Debbie; Sue; Jean; Rose; Paul Varga; Barb; Blanche Rogers; Florence Rivera; Maureen Mooney; Nancy Swinyard; Laurie (Dunham) Maul; Jan; Faity Tuttle; Sara Schubert; Bea Post; Ruth Edge; Susan Patterson.
Safe experiences and travels for William and Thomas Carroll, in West Virginia attending a Scout Jamboree.
those facing challenges, conflicts, difficult decisions: the Richard Family; the Crawford Family; Jonathan, dealing with difficult personal issues; Olivia, that God will give her peace and guidance; Paul, that God will give him wisdom, determination, and peace in making and carrying out difficult decisions; the Royce Family; the Schuberts attempting to sell John’s mother’s home in Troy; Libby Little.
those caring for the elderly, displaced, disabled, or ill, especially Diane Morgan.
residence-bound members, Murray Leonardson, Mike Rivera, Gordie Van Buren.

 

Regular updates are needed on the progress or condition of all individuals on our prayer and praise lists, especially those whose names are in bold type.  Please forward this information, as well as new praise and prayer requests, to krc@fairpoint.net or call Paul at 859-4158.  If you are not on our email prayer list, and would like to receive prayer and praise requests through email, contact Paul to have your address added. If you do not have email, contact Jane Smith, 758-6442, to be put on the phone prayer chain.

Please pick up a copy from the back table of

Libby Little’s most recent communication.

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OFFICE, EMAIL, WEBSITE,  AND FAX INFORMATION 

Email Address – krc@fairpoint.net

Website Address – kinderhookreformedchurch.com

Rev. Rudy is available at his church office

 Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday and Friday mornings.

If you wish to meet with Pastor during these times,

please call ahead for an appointment.

Evenings are set aside for meetings, pastoral visitations, and counseling.

For assistance on Mondays, please call 859-4158

Church Phone  758-6401                Church Fax   758-6402

Phone messages are picked up several times daily.

If you need immediate assistance anytime, call 859-4158.

 

KRC 2013-2014 CONSISTORY

  Pastor Rev. Rudy Visser, President of Consistory

Jane Deane – ’14,  Christian Education      758-7051

Noreen Dick – ’13,  Church Family   758-6640

Derick Latorre – ’14,  Stewardship / KRC Treasurer      376-1882

Patrice Lyons – ’13,  Outreach     -8400

                                                   Elders
Dawn Tuttle – ’13,  Worship     758-6031
Maureen Mooney – ’14,  Outreach / Clerk     210-6079

Dawn Van Buren – ’13,  Cemetery / VP of Consistory      758-7564

Bob Wildermuth –’14,  Personnel / Pastoral Relations      -0690

                John Schubert, Chairman, Classis Financial Committee

                                                  KRC STAFF

                      KRC Office Manager                     KRC Office Assistant   

                    Paul Clause – 859-4158                   Liz Carroll – 758-6034

    Cemetery Supervisor/KRC Sexton

    Greg Clause – 369-8472, 758-1338

COMING EVENTS

Today, Sun., July 21

      9:00 am  Worship Service

    10:15 am  Adult Sunday School classes meet – Main Floor classrooms

                    Please note:  8:30 am and 10 am Worship services

               will combine and meet at 9 am through July and August.

Tues., July 23

     7:00 pm  Youth group

Thur, July 25

9:00 am  Small Group meets @ KRC
       Please join us as we begin a new study of a book of the New Testament.

    10:00 am  Community Prayer Group @ KRC

Fri.,   July 26

      9:30 am  Weight Watchers meet, KRC Fellowship Room

      9:30 am  Olde Dutch and Such crafts group meets opposite KRC office

Sun., July 28

      9:00 am  Worship Service

    10:15 am  Adult Sunday School classes meet – Main Floor classrooms

Sun., August 4

      9:00 am  Communion Worship Service

    10:15 am  Adult Sunday School classes meet – Main Floor classrooms

Sat., August 10  Annual Mini-Market and Chicken Barbecue

               Reformed Dutch Church of Schodack at Muitzeskill

Servers Next Sunday, July 28, 2013

       Ushers:  Ted Call, Jerry Flansburg, Arnie March, Glenn Warren

       Greeter(s):  The Hickman Family

 

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